Larry Allan Bright

Larry Allan Bright

Larry Allan Bright was born July 23, 1956 to Belle Louise (Morrison) Bright and K.H. "Buss" Bright in Erie PA. He married Jeanne (VanAuker) Bright on October 22, 1977. Larry and Jeanne owned and operated the Western Auto Store in Albion PA from 1977 to 1990. After that he went on to be an over the road sales man recently working at Auto Pro Warrenty. He joined the Albion Volunteer Fire Department in 2015. He has also been a member of Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department. At the time of his death he had been a current Allied member of Springboro Volunteer Fire Department and was an Active member of the Albion Volunteer Fire Department. Larry was the current President, Fire Police Captain and an EMSVO with Albion VFD. He was actively running emergency calls up until his illness in April of this year. Larry was also very active with Project NEED of Albion. He was an auxiliary member of Springfield VFW Post 4965. He was a member of Springboro Station 21 Social Club. He was a member of Edinboro Engine House 39. Larry also served as a Albion Borough councilman in the past. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing and riding his motorcycle. He was THE grill master and hotdogs and hamburgers are never going to taste the same again! Larry was proceeded in death by his brother, William Bright, his parents and his wife Jeanne. He is survived by his four children; Stephanie (Bruce), Robert (Laura), Pamela (Mike) and James (Brianna). Twelve grandchildren; Brandon (Ashley), Austin (Leanna), Beckah (Jarrod), Milo, Violette, Krystal, Nate, Mikayla, Lance, John, Bridgette and Jackson. Five great grandchildren; Madison, Wyatt, Declan, Finn and Olivia. He is also survived by his sister; Sally Weller and his niece; Traci Wade. Larry is also survived by his fur babies Sophie and Duke. Memorials can be made to the Albion Volunteer Fire Department, 19 Smock Avenue, Albion PA 16401. Calling hours will be held at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, on Wednesday from 4pm-8pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11am. Burial will follow in the Albion Cemetery. To send flowers, light a memory candle or leave a condolence please visit


Left by  “Becky and Ed McGrath” on 07/14/2022

We were shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Jeanne and Larry, a loss indeed to the Albion community, their friends, and their family.

Left by  “Melinda Chamberlain & family ” on 07/04/2022

Praying for your family for strength during this time of tremendous grief.

Left by  “Doug Johnson” on 06/30/2022

Larry was an amazing man. He will always be remember as a giving soul. Rest in peace , my brother

Left by  “The Daugherty Family” on 06/29/2022

Sending our sincere sympathies, thoughts, & prayers on the death of your father. May you find some comfort knowing that he and your Mom are together again. They both were wonderful with helping others serving with Albion Fire Department. May the Lord give you His comfort and His peace.

Left by  “The Crissinger Family” on 06/29/2022

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Left by  “Laura Cordell ” on 06/29/2022

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Larry will be missed by so many.

Left by  “Bucky &Karen Snow &Family ” on 06/28/2022

Sorry for your loss Mom & DAD are together again RIP Larry you Both will be missed.

Left by  “Roger and Kristine Copeland” on 06/28/2022

Our deepest and sincere sympathies. Larry was a great man and friend. His memories will be cherished.

Left by  “Rose Merritt ” on 06/28/2022

Larry was a wonderful friend that I had the pleasure of meeting through the Fire Police at Edinboro. We worked so many events and incidents together. Also in our motorcycle ride events. You will be truly missed but it gives us peace to know you and Jeanne are together again. My sympathy to the Bright family.

Left by  “Walt & Deb Weir” on 06/28/2022

Thoughts and Prayers to Family. He will be missed by so many.

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